There are many neighborhood options and great homes near Fort Sam Houston. Terrell Hills is an upscale suburban community neighboring Alamo Heights, Olmos Park, Fort Sam Houston, and San Antonio Military Medical Center. It is a city within the city of San Antonio and has its own Mayor, city council, fire department, and police force.
Terrell Hills is an affluent, old-moneyed city in Bexar County, Texas, United States, located five miles northeast of Downtown San Antonio. It is part of a group of three cities — Terrell Hills, Alamo Heights, and Olmos Park — located between Uptown San Antonio, Midtown San Antonio, Downtown San Antonio, and Fort Sam Houston (a U.S. Army post). Terrell Hills is bordered on west by Alamo Heights, on the east by Fort Sam Houston, on the north by Uptown San Antonio, and on the south by San Antonio’s Near East Side. It is part of the San Antonio Metropolitan Statistical Area.
The community is named for Dr. Frederick Terrell, a local bank president who had served as mayor of San Antonio in 1901. Development of the community began in 1919, when Dr. Terrell sold 22.5 acres (91,000 m2) of property to a private association called the “Terrell Hills Community”. This organization managed the community until 1939, when it incorporated as a municipality. In 1945, the City of San Antonio attempted to annex the new municipality without permitting an election in either Terrell Hills or San Antonio, but Terrell Hills successfully sued to block the annexation. Twelve years later, in 1957, the community adopted a home rule charter.
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